Plastic or Metal Electric Boxes

Old 10-28-04, 07:50 AM
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Plastic or Metal Electric Boxes

I am replacing the wiring in a room. The walls are just framing. I would like to replace some of the smaller older metal outlet and switch boxes. Is there a preference of metal over plastic or vice versa. I purchased some nice adjustable plastic boxes with metal hangers. I am not sure what size sheetrock and I am going to put up yet.

Is there a reason not to go with plastic?


Old 10-28-04, 08:14 AM
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Id go plastic outlet and switch box. 5/8" drywall on the ceiling and 1/2" on the walls.

Old 10-31-04, 07:26 PM
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Thanks. I went with plastic. I found ones that are adjustable afer installation.

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